Thailand reports 29 new coronavirus cases, three new deaths

1,593 patients have recovered and gone home


Reuters April 16, 2020
A woman wears a protective face mask while commuting by boat, at the Chao Phraya river during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Bangkok, Thailand. PHOTO: AFP

BANGKOK: Thailand on Thursday reported 29 new coronavirus cases and 3 new deaths, bringing it to a total of 2,672 cases and 46 fatalities since the outbreak there escalated in January.

Of the new cases, 14 patients were linked to previous cases, five had no links to old cases, and 10 that tested positive are awaiting an investigation into how they were infected, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman for the government’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

Thailand also reported that 1,593 patients have recovered and gone home.

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